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Best Breweries In Baltimore

December 1, 2011 5:00 AM

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By Amy McNeal

Baltimore is a city that loves beer. The city’s breweries have returned that love with divine craft brews. Several notable brewpubs in Baltimore are working hard to provide a delicious experience for beer lovers. Settle in for a cold one and savor the unique creations of some of Baltimore’s best breweries.

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The Pratt Street Ale House

206 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 244-8900
Hours: Restaurant: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Bar: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
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The home of Oliver Brewery, The Pratt Street Ale House, formerly known as The Wharf Rat, has been a fixture at the Inner Harbor since 1993. Serving a variety of house made craft brews by Brewmaster Steve Jones in classic English pub style, this brewpub has won two Governor’s Cups for its fine ales. A full menu of regional favorites is available, and the waterfront setting offers seasonal outdoor seating with views of the harbor. It’s a short stroll from Camden Yards. Try the Old Habit brown ale – it’s hard to kick!

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The Brewer’s Art

1106 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 547-6925
Hours: Mon-Sat 4 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. Sun 5 p.m. – 1:45 a.m.; Full Dinner Service Starting at 5:30 p.m.
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Experience the fruits of one of Baltimore’s best breweries in a stylish setting at The Brewer’s Art. A full house brewed beer menu is available, with interesting seasonal and occasional brews. Set in a grand Mount Vernon townhome, the bar and dining rooms offer modern gourmet food and elegant, old world charm. The unique beer taps are specially designed to catch the spirit of the beers on offer. The Zodiac Ale is brewed to a different recipe each turn of the zodiac signs.  Not to be missed on your visit: the legendary Resurrection Ale.

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Pub Dog Pizza and Drafthouse

20 East Cross Street
Baltimore Md. 21230
(410) 727 6077
Hours: Monday – Sunday 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
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Offering up the classic combo of pizza and beer since 2001, Pub Dog in historic Federal Hill has something to satisfy every beer lover’s palate. The simple but tasty menu of pizza and salad gives you something to munch on while you treat your taste buds to delicious house brewed craft beer.  Their ongoing house beer 2 for 1 same kind, same time special makes it an affordable way to enjoy a variety of brews. Take a walk on the light side with Peach Dog, or head to the dark side with Black Dog.

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DuClaw Brewing Company

7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, Md. 21076
(410) 799-1166
Dining Room : Sunday & Monday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight
Pub: Sunday & Monday  11 a.m. – midnight. Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.  Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
www.duclaw.com/beers.aspx

DuClaw Brewing offers up a delicious selection of house made beers that run the spectrum from pale ales to deep stouts. Famous for tasting flights that allow you to sample a few of their tasty creations before picking your poison, this brewpub also offers souvenir glassware for its unique brews. A full menu of munchies, sandwiches and entrees is available. Eight standard favorites are always on tap, with seasonals and specials to shake up the menu regularly. The Misfit Red is a perfect dinner beer.

Amy McNeal is a writer and journalist living in Bowie, Md. A Baltimore native, she’s constantly intrigued by her city’s vibrant and unique culture.

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